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  1. HELP, I clean my coop, run and chicken yard weekly. I add diatomaceous earth in the coop, nesting boxes and yard. Recently I discovered kissing bugs in the coop yard. I sprayed my yard where the chickens do not go with a pesticide, reapplied more diatomaceous earth in the coop, run and chicken yard. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can rid these insects from my chicken area. they are obviously attracted to the chickens for their blood
  2. I saw someone post that you might get Moorhens disease. I googled that and can't find out what it is. Do you know what it is.
  3. Okay, I put my wildlife camera to work and got pictures of a rat climbing into the feeder that came with the omelet cube. I've decided to buy a Grandpa's feeder and in the meantime, I am going to remove the food at night. Should I remove the water at night as well?
  4. I have the cube and do not have mites, but am wondering if mites can grow in the cube? If so, how would I prevent it from happening. Im a newby, my hens just started laying eggs, and I want to make sure that they stay healthy.
  5. I have the Omelet Cube, and my hens are just now starting to lay eggs. YAY! I know the Omelet says that it is good for 6 to 10 chickens. My question is, should I buy another nesting box to put in the run? I have 7 hens. The Silkie is so tiny I almost shouldn't count her, but I have. So far, I have gotten 1 egg a day. I just put my wildlife camera up outside to see who is giving me eggs. I am just wondering if the nesting part of the cube is big enough for all of the hens to go in and lay their eggs, or if I need to buy another nesting area to put in the run.
  6. I am lucky they went to a good home today. i cried saying goodbye.
  7. I know. Thank you. I am hopeful he may have a new home with a group home for kids.
  8. I am in Phoenix Arizona and am looking for someone who is allowed to have roosters and would like this beautiful and wonderful natured black silkie rooster to use as a breeding rooster. I can't bring myself to kill him. The picture was taken when he was 3 months old, and he is now 4 months old. He started full up crowing a couple of days ago, and I am sure the neighbors on the other side of the alley will turn me in to the city, because we are not allowed to have roosters in Phoenix. The neighbor turns everyone in for something. I read if you let the rooster out of the coop later in the morning, they won't crow. Well, let me tell you, that didn't work. He only crowed louder and longer. Cockle doodle Doo..... Any help, any suggestions???
  9. I am in Phoenix, Arizona, and I was wondering if anyone knows of another Phoenix chicken person who is allowed to have roosters and might want a Black Silkie to use as a breeding Rooster. I can't have roosters, and he started to crow. Not just a screetch, it is a full out cockle doodle do. I thought if I let him out a little later in the morning from the Omelet cube, as I read as a suggestion, he might not crow. That was not the case, he just got much loader and crowed way longer. I am sure it will be a matter of time for my neighbor on the otherside of the alley to call me in to the city, because they call everyone in for something. I don't want him to be used as a fighting rooster, which I am afraid someone might take him just for that, and I really don't want him to be eaten. I watched a video on how to kill a chicken and prepare them for eating, and I just can't do it, I would end up crying myself to sleep. The picture was when he was 3 months old. He is now 4 months old. Any ideas, any suggestions ????
  10. I was wondering if anyone out there has the eglu in a climate that gets really hot. It was 111 yes (three 1's), in Phoenix today. At night it doesn't get a whole lot cooler. So, I have been freezing water bottle and a plastic container and putting it in the cube before shutting the door. Im sure by the middle of June toward July we will be getting close to the 118, mark. I also have a water container they can drink from in the cube. I don't want to leave the cube door open because if they get out and lay up against the fencing, a predator could snatch them. So I am just wondering if anyone else has extreme heat in their location and how have your chickens been at night closed up in the eglu cube? I don't want to come out and find them all dead and stiff like a stuffed animal, so I am looking for all suggestions. I know the cube keeps them warm in the summer, I am just concerned whether it traps the heat inside during the summer?
  11. I just wanted to say thank you. The light "torch" worked perfectly. The first night I put a flash light up in the coop, and they all slowly one by one hopped up the ladder and into the coop. About the only struggle is that some of the chicks want to sit right at the door, blocking some of the chicks entrance. It is kind of fun to watch as they push their way in or hop over to get in.

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